As a founding member of Four Entertainment Group (4EG), Bob Deck serves as chief operations officer for the company's Cincinnati and Columbus bar concepts. Deck oversees the operations, management, and growth of each location and ensures each location provides consistently superior service, captivating décor, and high-quality products, resulting in a strong brand definition and a loyal following. He also assists with the marketing division of 4EG by identifying creative and unique marketing plans that engage desired audiences.
Bob Deck serves as a board member for YPO Cincinnati, Banks Community Authority, and Central Business District Special Improvement District (SID). Furthermore, he is an executive committee member for the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce. He was a graduate of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Leadership Cincinnati Class 38. Outside of work, Deck is the current Midwest Development Rugby Foundation board president.
After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1995, Deck moved to Atlanta to pursue his doctorate of chiropractic degree. While attending school, he worked at several different bars and clubs until moving to Cincinnati in 2000 to open a private chiropractic practice in his hometown of Anderson Township.
In 2001, Deck reconnected with collegiate friends David Halpern and Ben Klopp who had already partnered to open aliveOne and Estelle’s bars in Chicago. Deck joined Halpern and Klopp to expand their operation of upscale bars, and through a partnership with Klopp’s childhood friend Dan Cronican, the four opened aliveOne and Mt. Adams Pavilion in Cincinnati in 2002. After much success with the first four locations, the team continued to open and operate several additional establishments. In 2007, the team converted their individual businesses into a larger operating company that is now Four Entertainment Group.